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The Kesgrave parkrun continues to attract bumper fields, and last Saturday was no exception as exactly 400 runners, joggers and walkers covered the weekly 5K challenge from Millennium Jubilee Hall.

Athletics writer Carl Marston talks to Helen Davies (nee Decker), Ipswich JAFFA’s former international marathon star who is running strongly again

Follow all the action and reaction as we bring you live coverage of Colchester United’s EFL League Two match against Carlisle United, in our Matchday Live blog from Brunton Park.

Suffolk’s remarkable run of success in the annual Anglian Schools Cross Country Championships continued apace with another dominant display, this time on home turf at Royal Hospital School in Holbrook last Saturday.

Suffolk Premier Cup quarter-finals

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Leiston progressed to the Suffolk Premier Cup Semi-finals for the seventh year on the trot after a hard fought 2-1 win over an Ipswich Town XI last night.

In our weekly look at the ever-popular parkruns across Suffolk and North-East Essex, we feature Saturday’s 284th staging of the Ipswich parkrun

Follow all the action and reaction as we bring you live coverage of Colchester United’s EFL League Two match against Newport County, in our Matchday Live blog from the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Suffolk athlete Ruby Vinton surged to a sensational victory at the annual South of England Cross Country Championships, held at Stanmer Park in Brighton last weekend.

In the current climate, with all the talk of equal pay and gender inequality in the work-place, as well as in the sporting world, it is perhaps fitting to cast an eye over our own sport of cross country.

In our weekly look at the ever-popular parkruns across Suffolk and North-East Essex, we feature Saturday’s 181st staging of the Kesgrave parkrun

Copdock & Old Ipswichian’s young all-rounder, Donald Mlambo, scored a half-century for Zimbabwe Under-19s in the Under-19s World Cup, currently being hosted by New Zealand, on Wednesday evening.

Some runners just seem to get quicker with age. Jim Last certainly fits the bill.

In our weekly look at the ever-popular parkruns across Suffolk and North-East Essex, we feature Saturday’s 282nd Ipswich parkrun, held at Christchurch Park

Woodbridge School hosted the annual Suffolk County Schools Series ‘B’ Cross Country Championships last Thursday, looking ahead to next month’s Anglian Schools event, and then the English Schools bonanza in March.

Culford School was the venue for this year’s Suffolk County Cross Country Championships. Carl Marston was there, as a spectator rather than a competitor

Ipswich Town have suffered a big blow, in their season-long quest to make the Championship play-offs, with the news that Teddy Bishop has been ruled out for the rest of the campaign.

Former ‘East Anglian Daily Times’ and ‘Ipswich Star’ writer, Neal Manning, has produced a wonderful book on well-known local cricket star, John Stuck, in time for Christmas, entitled ‘Stuck in the Middle.’.

Leiston captain, Tom Bullard, described some of the Blues’ free-flowing forward-play as “frightening” after Saturday’s crushing 5-0 win at Harrow Borough.

Leiston boss, Glenn Driver, described a 20-minute spell of the second half, during Saturday’s crushing 5-0 win at Harrow Borough, as the best since he has been at the club.

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Dominic Oliver and Jo Andrews were the individual winners at the second race in this season’s Suffolk Winter Cross Country League, held recently at Sutton, near Woodbridge.

The future looks bright, in terms of young runners bursting onto the scene at county and regional cross country championship level, as highlighted by the recent performances of Ruby Vinton.

The junior boys’ event provided the most exciting race of the day, at the Suffolk County Schools Series A Cross Country Championships, with a mere one second splitting the top three in a thrilling finish at Culford School.

Kieran Hayles and Holly Archer took the individual honours as a big field of 423 runners tackled the annual Stowmarket Scenic Seven last Sunday, organised by Stowmarket Striders.

Ipswich JAFFA completed quickfire back-to-back team victories in the 53-12 Cross Country League, following up their victory at Writtle from the first meeting with another win at Harwich on Sunday.

Ipswich JAFFA have dominated the 53-12 Cross Country League in recent seasons, and that trend looks like continuing this winter.

It is the time of year when road running and cross country overlap, the former spearheaded by a number of autumn marathons, and the latter just clicking into gear ahead of the long winter months.

Athletics correspondent Carl Marston is travelling around the region (and beyond!), running in different Parkruns.

Tom Adams and Megan Newton won the senior titles at the Suffolk Schools Area Cross Country Championships, staged at Royal Hospital School in Holbrook last Thursday.

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